FUSD Recall Referendum Vote On Garcia And Green Set For July 16

The special Fontana School Board recall referendum against board members Leticia Garcia and Sophia Green is scheduled for July 16.
The Board of Education passed a resolution on April 3 calling for the election on the July date.  The San Bernardino County Elections Office will hold the election at an estimated cost of $102,000, based upon a resolution passed by the Board of Education on April 3.
Proponents of Garcia and Green’s removal qualified the matter for a vote by gathering the signatures of more than fifteen percent of the registered voters living within the school district’s boundaries.
By reducing the number of polling places where votes will be cast in the special election from the 30 normally used during regularly scheduled elections to 12, the estimated cost of the election has been reduced from a previously estimated $142,000 to $102,000.
Green protested the reduced number of polling places, suggesting it may worsen her and Garcia’s prospects of surviving the recall.
Those wishing to cast early votes in the election can begin doing so as of June 17 at the Elections Office, 777 E. Rialto Avenue in San Bernardino. Those living in the district who are not registered to vote now must register by July 1 to participate in the recall election. Voters wishing to obtain a mail ballot for this election must make that request by July 9 and those ballots must be received by the elections office no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day in order to be accepted and counted. A ballot postmarked on Election Day, but not received in the elections office, will not be counted.

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